The team also recognizes that when working from a unique concept, such as the circular design that governs 360 House, it might be tempting to go overboard and lose sight of the original intention – to create a comfortable home. For that reason, they purposely strayed from the design in its purest sense in order to create a more practical home.
“The residence is guided by a continuous geometry, but we can identify three straight segments and two arches of circumference…. the straight sections allow a deep look, distant, and a contemplative landscape as a background scene.”
Ultimately, the Subarquitectura team says that 360 House reflects a broader philosophy to create inspired architecture that challenges more traditional design principles. “We could say that we are full of prejudices. Our look towards reality is voluntarily partial… In this metamorphosis process [of design], the project acquires an internal and external coherence, until reaching enough inertia as to take on its own life; which then feeds off of its proper requirements and necessities.
Images by David Frutos
Alex Levin is a writer for Granite Transformations, a remodeling company dedicated to advancing green remodeling practices by finding new ways to recycle and reduce waste such as making granite countertops that require less material to produce and can be installed without demolition.